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Orange Cream Cake

Orange Cream Cake Recipe

This Orange Cream Cake is super moist orange cake topped with orange buttercream frosting making this a refreshing, summer dessert!

Are you still trying to figure out what to get your mom for Mother’s Day!?

No worries, I got you covered with this super moist, delicious and easy to make Orange Cream Cake.

I usually don’t make cakes that often, especially not layered cakes because I am always nervous they are not going to look good.

I’m no Cake Boss, maybe someday I will learn how to make those pretty frosting flowers but for now I will stick to the old fashion way of using a frosting spatula to frost my cakes.

I mean really all that matters is that the cake taste good, right!?

Orange Cream Cake

 ORANGE CAKE INGREDIENTS

 ORANGE CAKE MIX: I box orange cake mix. I used Duncan Hines Orange Supreme Cake Mix.

VANILLA PUDDING MIX: 1 (3.4 oz.) box vanilla instant pudding mix, just the dry powder. 

VEGETABLE OIL: 1 cup vegetable oil.

 MILK: 1/2 cup whole or 2% milk.

SOUR CREAM: 1 cup sour cream.

EGGS: 3 large eggs. 

 BUTTER: 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter. Make sure the butter is softened to room temperature. 

 POWDERED SUGAR: 4 cups powered sugar. 

SALT: just a 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

 VANILLA EXTRACT: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. 

 HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM: 2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream or milk. 

ORANGE MARMALADE: 3 Tablespoons sweet orange marmalade jelly. 

Orange Cream Cake Recipe

HOW TO MAKE ORANGE CAKE

To make this Orange Cream Cake, simply:

PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray (2) 9×2 inch cake pans[ with nonstick spray. Set aside.

STEP 1: Use a electric or stand mixer, mix the cake mix, vanilla instant pudding mix, vegetable oil, milk, sour cream and eggs until combined.

STEP 2: Pour cake batter evenly into 2 prepared cake pans. Bake for 25-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting.

HOW TO MAKE ORANGE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:

STEP 3: Mix the softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for about 3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, whipping cream, vanilla extract, and salt. Increase to high-speed and beat for 3 minutes. Using a spoon, stir in 3 Tablespoons of sweet orange marmalade until evenly distributed throughout the frosting.

STEP 4: Place 1 layer on your cake stand. Evenly cover the top with buttercream frosting. Top with 2nd layer and top with frosting and spread the frosting around the sides evenly. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

ORANGE CREAM CAKE

ADDITIONAL BAKING TIPS

CAKE MIX: This cake starts out by using an orange cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Signature Orange Supreme Cake Mix) and just like my Chocolate Marble Cupcakes I jazzed up the cake mix by adding 1 box of INSTANT Vanilla pudding, vegetable oil, milk, sour cream and eggs. I used two 9-inch round cake pans to make this cake.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER MIX THE CAKE BATTER:  Don’t OVERMIX the batter.  This will cause the cupcakes to be rather chewy instead of perfectly moist. You just want to mix until JUST combined, meaning that you should still seem some flour in the bowl.

ORANGE BUTTERCREAM FROSTINGFor the oh so delicious buttercream frosting, I made my favorite vanilla buttercream frosting using butter, powdered sugar, whipping cream and clear vanilla extract . I then stirred in  3 Tablespoons of sweet orange marmalade jelly to give the frosting a hint of orange flavor and the little pieces of orange marmalade mixed throughout the frosting gives it a little texture. 

ORANGE CAKE RECIPE USING A CAKE MIX

BAKING TOOLS NEEDED

ELECTRIC  MIXER: I love my KitchenAid Mixer, I use it for everything. Makes baking so much easier!

MIXING BOWLS: I love these mixing bowls, they’re so durable and the colors are so fun!

9-INCH CAKE PANS: These are the round cake pans I used to make this cake.

Orange Cream Cake

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Yield: 10-12 Cake Pieces

Orange Cream Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

ORANGE CAKE:

  • 1 box orange cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Orange Supreme Cake Mix)
  • 1 box (3.4oz) Vanilla INSTANT pudding mix, dry
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 large eggs

ORANGE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream or milk
  • 3 Tablespoons sweet orange marmalade

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray (2) 9x2 inch cake pans[ with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Use a electric or stand mixer, mix the cake mix, vanilla instant pudding mix, vegetable oil, milk, sour cream and eggs until combined.
  3. Pour cake batter evenly into 2 prepared cake pans. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting.

MAKE FROSTING:

  1. Mix the softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for about 3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, whipping cream, vanilla extract, and salt. Increase to high-speed and beat for 3 minutes. Using a spoon, stir in 3 Tablespoons of sweet orange marmalade until evenly distributed throughout the frosting.
  2.  Place 1 layer on your cake stand. Evenly cover the top with buttercream frosting. Top with 2nd layer and top with frosting and spread the frosting around the sides evenly. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

 *Store cake covered in fridge for up to 3 days. Cake can be frozen for up to 2 months.

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43 comments on “Orange Cream Cake”

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  2. Do I have to use sour cream in this cake recipe?

  3. when i bake a boxed cake mix, i use milk instead of the water called for in the directions. using milk  makes a very moist cake.   water bakes away, milk stays in the mixture.   try it sometime.  my home economics teacher in high school told us about using milk and that was many many years ago!

  4. Creamsicles have always been one of my favorite summer treats, and this cake has totally captured the wonderful creamy orange taste.  I made this as a cake for my family and they all loved it! Next I plan to make it as mini cupcakes to bring to my Garden Club luncheon. As  garnish I’ll candy some orange peel and cut it into tiny hearts with a small cookie cutter.  If you don’t have a heart shaped cutter, use a large paper punch to get perfect circles. I’m sure this will be a big hit with the club members. Thanks for  sharing!  

  5. Hi Jenn,
    I made this orange cream cake last week. OMG! It’s like a yummy truffle! My family just loved it! Thank you for sharing it.
    Lynda
    It freezes very well. I cut the cake in individual pieces wrap them in wax paper than in a ziploc bag!

  6. This cake is gorgeous, Jenn! I am loving the bright orange color that orange buttercream. Beautiful! pinned. 🙂

  7. Baking and I are still on a Ross/Rachel break when it comes to cakes – way too many horror stories to mention. However, this cake makes me think that I need to make it – and soon. Wonder if I could do it in cupcake form…

  8. Gorgeous!!! I don’t really do cakes that often either, but I’m gearing up for one soon. Wish me luck!!

  9. This looks seriously yummy. I would love if someone baked me this for mothers day.

  10. I have never tried adding pudding mix to a cake mix for a cake before! So interesting! What affect does that have on the cake? I’m fascinated!

  11. it looks lovely!

  12. Oh my word, does this look amazing! I love that it starts with a cake mix, too!

  13. Baking isn’t my favorite thing in the kitchen, so I *love* recipes that start with a cake mix! And since orange is one of my favorite flavors, I just know that we’re going to love this recipe. Yum!

  14. I love the orange buttercream on this cake!! This is so great for summer!

  15. Girl, yum. So glad we are orange cream buddies today!

  16. This looks absolutely fantastic! So pretty and springy!

  17. I can just imagine a big bite of this. Mother will love it! Hubby too. 🙂

  18. that looks amazing!!! Pinned it ;o)

  19. I absolutely love this! It looks beautiful and sounds divine!

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